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Caffeine gives solar cells an energy boost

The idea began as a joke over morning coffee

29-Apr-2019

Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Solargiga Energy in China have discovered that caffeine can help make a promising alternative to traditional solar cells more efficient at converting light to electricity. Their research may enable this cost-effective renewable ...

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People consuming high amounts of energy drinks ignore the pick-me-up risk

BfR study examines the drinking habits at festivals, sports events, LAN parties and in discos

12-Feb-2014

Some visitors to discotheques, music and sports events and LAN parties drink considerable amounts of so-called energy drinks used for pick-me-up. On average, the persons questioned consumed approx. 1 litre of energy drink mixed with alcoholic beverages while dancing in clubs. "Up to 5 litres were ...

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It's all coming back to me now

Researchers find caffeine enhances memory

14-Jan-2014

For some, it's the tradition of steeping tealeaves to brew the perfect cup of tea. For others, it's the morning shuffle to a coffee maker for a hot jolt of java. Then there are those who like their wake up with the kind of snap and a fizz usually found in a carbonated beverage. Regardless of the ...

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Curious caffeine crystal prepared

29-Aug-2013

A team of chemists based in four labs across the world have successfully prepared a crystal structure that has eluded scientists for more than 60 years. After many years of work, the team developed a successful method to prepare the caffeine: benzoic acid co-crystal, which was previously thought ...

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Do you want to know how much caffeine is in your drink?

09-Aug-2013

A team of researchers led by Prof. Young-Tae Chang from National University of Singapore and Prof. Yoon-Kyoung Cho from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea, developed a fluorescent caffeine detector and a detection kit that lights up like a traffic light when ...

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How much caffeine is in your coffee?

05-Dec-2011

Substantial differences exist in the caffeine and chlorogenic acid contents of espresso coffees that can result in over-consumption by consumers at risk of caffeine toxicity, say scientists in the UK. The team carried out high performance liquid chromatography analysis of 20 commercial espresso ...

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Chemistry professor links faeces and caffeine

Abnormal levels of caffeine in water indicate human contamination

24-Nov-2011

Researchers led by Prof. Sébastien Sauvé of the University of Montreal’s Department of Chemistry have discovered that traces of caffeine are a useful indicator of the contamination of our water by sewers. “E coli bacteria is commonly used to evaluate and regulate the levels of fecal pollution of ...

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Agreement concluded: Evonik’s collaboration with Unilever extended

15-Apr-2011

For 25 years now, Lipton—a Unilever subsidiary—has been relying on the special expertise of the Advanced Intermediates Business Unit, which is an arm of Essen, Germany-based Evonik Industries, for decaffeinating its black, green, and cold-brew teas. The two parties, Lipton and Evonik, will ...

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BASF celebrates anniversary of Minden site

75 years of active pharmaceutical ingredient production in Westphalia: a look back at the site's turbulent history

16-Sep-2010

What do caffeine, theophylline and ephedrine have in common? All three active pharmaceutical ingredients are manufactured in the world's largest plants at BASF's Minden site. Numerous guests were invited to attend the on-site 75th anniversary celebration incorporating a tour of the production ...

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In search of wine, ancient Meso-Americans found chocolate, 500 years earlier than once thought

16-Nov-2007

The human love affair with chocolate is at least 3,000 years old - and it began at least 500 years earlier than previously thought, according to new analyses of pottery shards from the Ulúa Valley region of northern Honduras. But the first people to appreciate the cacao tree were probably after a ...

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